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2 March 2014

Flowers For Mum

Hello lovely people - it's been over two weeks since I last posted!!  So firstly apologies for being such a bad blogger, I have tried to visit and comment where possible. 

 So it wasn't the best half term break as I was ill during the whole week off!!  Mark had the week off too and we made a start on the demolition of our bedroom and Mark soundproofed (neighbour side) and replastered, put coving up, moved sockets, new wardrobe built in and all ready for painting which was due to start this weekend, but unfortunately on Saturday whilst Mark was at work he put his back out and is now laid up and won't be at work for a few days - he can hardly move with the pain, bless him.

Today was the first time in two weeks that I have ventured into my crafty haven and this is what I made!

A Mother's Day card for my Mum:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Set 23 Art Pad - James & Jenny Bear
LOTV & Raspberry Road Baskets & Bunnies Papers
Organza Ribbon and Pearls from Stash
Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Dies
Pearlescent Cardstock
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Anita's Peeloffs

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x


  1. Gorgeous card Claire, love the very cute image and scrummy design. Aww! hun, can't believe you've been poorly in the hols, just typical eh? It's the kids you know they're full of germs! Hope Mark's back is getting better too hun.

    Donna x

    Donna x

  2. Gorgeous card Claire, I love the cute image and pretty papers.
    Sorry to hear that you have been unwell and that Mark has hurt his back. I hope you are both feeling better soon.
    Take care
    hugs Sue xx

  3. No one could ever call you a bad blogger you never fail to comment!
    Your card is beautiful (worth the 2 week wait!) Love how you put the flowers on the top.
    Hope you're all better and poor Mark, I have a bad back so I can sympathize with him. I'm doing some decorating at the minute and its so exciting, just what I needed to cheer me up and keep me busy
    Hugs Laurie xx

  4. Beautiful card Claire, your Mum will love it.
    Sorry to hear you weren't well on your week, hope Mark's back is better soon!

  5. Adorable and so gorgeous Claire...I brought that Art pad yesterday but wishing I had those pretty papers too now.
    Sorry to hear you have been unwell and Mark has hurt his back :( hope you are both feeling better soon.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  6. So sweet Claire, love the cute image and pretty papers. Carol x

  7. Love the sweet image! Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  8. Very sweet,thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

  9. Gorgeous card Claire the bear is adorable and I like the papers.
    Kevin xx

  10. This is such a cute Design ... Thank you for taking the time to join us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge as well .....
    Suzy B ~ Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, lovely sweet image. Sorry to hear you've been poorly, hope Mark's back gets better quickly.

  12. A lovely card Claire. Gorgeous image and design. Sorry to hear you havent been well, hope you are feeling better now. And poor Mark with his back too.

  13. Fabulous image,love this gorgeous

  14. Hi Claire a really gorgeous card for your Mum. Sorry to hear you have been unwell hope you are fully recovered now. Oh dear poor Mark, backs are such a pain (excuse the pun) both Dave and I suffer from them and its no fun when they go. Susan xx

  15. This is gorgeous Claire. I love the image and the way you've added flowers to his bouquet.
    Sorry to hear you've been poorly, I hope you have fully recovered now.
    Lorraine x

  16. a wonderful card Claire - really fabulous xx

  17. so beautiful claire.i love sweet james and your pretty papers and design are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  18. What a gorgeous card Claire ! I hope your husband will soon feel better ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  19. Oh sorry to hear you've been poorly Claire ... and on holiday too. I hope Mark's back mend quickly ... I can relate to that. Your card is absolutely beautiful and worth the wait. Take care. Hugs x

  20. Hi sweetie, this is just stunning, so gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

  21. Beautiful..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx

  22. This is a gorgeous card Claire, such an adorable image and pretty papers.
    I'm sorry to hear that you were unwell over half term, just typical when you have a week at home, I hope Mark is soon up and about again.

  23. Sorry to hear you have been poorly sweetie and Mark has hurt his back, I hope you are both better soon. This is an adorable creation.

  24. Gorgeous card Claire. Hope you are both better soon. Sue x

  25. Sorry to hear Mark has done his back in - I totally know how that feels - ouch :o(
    Adorable card - love the sweet image and you'll never believe it but I did a 'similar' thing with flowers to a LOTV image at the weekend that will be on my blog tomorrow - spooky!!!!
    Hope you're feeling better?
    Still on for the NEC?
    Have a fab evening.
    Debs xx

  26. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your lovely sweet card - hope to see you again soon. x

  27. Lovely papers and such a sweet image too... gorgeous card hun. Sorry to hear you've not been well, hope you're feeling better now xx

    I don't think we're appealing - I'm hoping he'll get used to the school he's been given... it's a good school, would probably suit him quite well, it's nearer and most of his friends are going there! It's just that he'd set his heart on the other school... fingers crossed he'll be fine!

    Hugs, Lisa x

  28. Adorable card Claire, such a sweet image and I love the tiny flowers! I hope you and your hubby are both on the mend!
    Hugs, Tammy

  29. Ooh this is gorgeous Claire… I love how you've added the roses to the image! and the papers are just perfect… so sweet and pretty! :-)
    I hope Mark's back starts to improve soon... it must be really painful… and hope you are feeling ok now?… I still feel really doddery after that flu… it really takes it out of you… but at least we've had some sunshine last week... it made me feel better in myself.
    Take Care hun
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  30. I have been a really bad blogger also Claire. It seems ages since I had a good catch up.
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image and the papers are so scrummy.
    Hope hubby is on the mend soon. Back pain is a dreadful thing.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  31. This is such a cutey Claire! I bought some of these art pads the other day, they are so useful! I hope Mark's back improves soon, poor thing. And hopefully I will see you at the NEC! P x

  32. Oh my gosh Claire. This is super, super pretty x

  33. This is so adorable Claire! I love that bear and your coloring is fabulous.

  34. oh hun what a super cute image love the wee bear,and love the layout just perfection,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  35. Adorable card Claire. Love how you added the mini roses. Hope your hubby feels better soon. hugs, Pat K x

  36. Hi Claire, so sorry to hear you and hubby have both been (or are!) poorly - hope everyone is on the mend very soon.

    Gorgeous card, such a pretty image and lovely colour choices as well.


  37. Oh dear Claire not how you want to spend half term but I hope both you and Mark make very speedy recovery's. Having to soundproof your bedroom is not really on is it lol.
    Love the card and the way you added the flowers is brilliant, they look so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
    Kim xXx

  38. Oh hun sounds like you've had a ruff few weeks, sending you & Mark huge hugs xx

    I just love this card, the papers are so scrummy & the image is really cute.
    Hugs Shell xx

  39. a beautiful card for your Mum, it would be boring if things always went to plan lol, hope you are both soon better


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